Amaryllis Campos is a young, classically trained Latina ballerina from San Juan, Puerto Rico, whose close relationship with her father, himself once a great ballet star in New York City, drives her throughout the movie to fulfill her dreams. After her fathers death she is offered the opportunity to move to New York to pursue her dreams of fame and success. She settles into an abandoned apartment and befriends her neighbor Miles, an old man who is touched and has become a washed out poetry professor. With few job prospects available, she takes on a job dancing at a strip club taking the stage name, Yellow. Through struggling and realizing what her true journey is, she is torn between true love or her passion fulfilled, winning an audition for a Broadway production and honoring her father's memory.